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Robert Bowe

Robert Leroy Bowe

Friday, March 12th, 1948 - Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020
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Robert Leroy Bowe

Age 72 was affectionately known as "Box", "Boxhead" & "Pops" went home to glory early Tuesday morning on November 3, 2020 at his residence in Suffolk, Virginia.

Robert was born on March 12, 1948 to Bessie B. McConnell & Jesse L. Bowe, Sr. in Norfolk, Virginia. He graduated from Booker T. Washington High School, and received his Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Norfolk State University. Robert was also a faithful member of the Historic Queen Street Baptist Church, where he served on the Male Usher Board. After 36 years of service, he retired from Norfolk Naval Shipyard and a veteran of the United States Air Force.

He is survived by his daughter Angela (Kevin) Alexander, his son Demetrous R. Bowe, Antionette Urquhart. His brother Glen Lacey, sister Diane B. Olds, granddaughter Keshona N. Goodman, grandsons Keith M. Bowe & Demetrous R. Bowe, Jr., greatgrandchildren Kmaiya I. Bowe & Kasen M. Bowe as well as his ex-wife Eldorado Hodges, other family members and friends.

Robert was preceded in death by both his parents Bessie B. McConnell & Jesse L. Bowe, Sr., both brothers Jesse L. Bowe Jr. & Alphonso Bowe and his son Shelton S. Bowe.

Robert Leroy Bowe was well known for his beautiful smile, positive attitude and vibrant personality. He was a die-hard Dallas Cowboy fan, avid jazz lover, enjoyed playing chess & any type of cards. Bowe was a world traveler, mentor, teacher and adviser to many. He will truly be missed. Special thanks to his caregiver and friend China Burton.
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    Thursday, November 12th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Thursday, November 12th, 2020 11:00am
    Graves Funeral Home Chapel
    1631 Church St
    Norfolk, VA 23504
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  • Interment

    Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery
    5310 Milner's road
    Suffolk, VA 23434
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Posted at 12:10pm
Robert will long be remembered for his beautiful smile and warm personality. He always welcome me and my sons to his home to enjoy many holiday and family gatherings. Whether playing cards, sharing good food or making noise over his Cowboys... we had a great time and memories to cherish fir years to come. Family, be comforted in knowing that he rests comfortably in the bosom of the Lord. Peace and love. Luressa, Judah and Isaiah

Pamela Saunders

Posted at 12:41pm
Our heartfelt sympathy to the family❣️ Robert was a GOOD Man loved by many‼️ Our prayers are with you all❣️ ❤️❤️❤️ Inzoria Bowe ((Bug) Sis N Law and The Davis Family🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

Arianna Briggs

Posted at 12:36pm
Miss Diane, Miss China, and family, I am sorry for your loss. Mr. Bowe was a dedicated servant at Queen Street with a warm smile who will be missed. His love of family and friends was evident at all times. Please know that because of that love and fond memories, he will continue to live on in your hearts and watch over you daily. May God continue to Comfort and Bless you All! - Arianna Briggs and Deacon Albert Brockington (friends of Diane Olds and former neighbors of China Burton)

China Burton Posted at 07:41pm

Thank you Arianna for your kind words. Stay safe and Dad hello‼️🙏🏾🙏🏾

Juanita HOLLEY

Posted at 10:31am
To the Family: Robert was a very special friend to me and my husband, Pete. I met him in high school and he later met my husband. He introduced my husband to me. We have remain good friends. Bowe and China visited us in Florida for many years. We always talked over the phone. We will truly miss Bowe. My condolences to all of you. May our creator, Jehovah God comfort you . 2 Corinthians 1: 3, 4. Pete and Juanita Holley

China Burton Posted at 07:11pm

Thank you Juanita & Pete, such good long time friends of Robert.

Jo Ann Talbert

Posted at 05:08pm
I am so very sorry for your loss. Robert was a really nice person.He a beautiful smile. Rest in peace

China Burton Posted at 05:26pm

Thank you ❣ 🙏🏾

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